CILIP responds to Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry on Fake News & Disinformation

19 February 2019 Share

CILIP, the UK professional association for librarians and information professionals, has responded to the final report of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry on Fake news and Disinformation, calling on Government to recognise the vital role of librarians and information professionals in protecting the public from online harms.

Commenting on the final report, CILIP CEO Nick Poole said, “CILIP welcomes the findings in the CMS Committee report that ‘children and adults need to be equipped with the necessary information and critical analysis to understand content on social media, to work out what is accurate and trustworthy, and what is not’ – what we call ‘information literacy’.